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Aleister Crowley

Geburtstag: 12. Oktober 1875
Todesdatum: 1. Dezember 1947
Andere Namen: Alexander Crowley, Ալիստեր Կրոուլի

Aleister Crowley [ˈælɪstə ˈkɹoʊli] war ein britischer Okkultist, Schriftsteller und Bergsteiger.

Crowley bezeichnete sich als den Antichrist und das Große Tier 666 und führte ein ausschweifendes Leben. Von 1898 bis 1900 war er Mitglied im Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, im Anschluss gründete er eigene Gesellschaften, die sich inhaltlich und formell an diesem Orden orientierten. 1904 verfasste er das Buch Liber AL vel Legis , das zur Leitschrift seiner neureligiösen Bewegung Thelema wurde. Crowleys Beschäftigung mit Sexualmagie brachte ihn in Kontakt mit dem Ordo Templi Orientis . Nach einem Aufenthalt in New York gründete er 1920 in Cefalù auf Sizilien die kurzlebige Abtei Thelema. 1925 übernahm er de facto die Leitung des O.T.O. 1935 schuf er das Thoth-Tarot.

Crowley beeinflusste die Geschichte diverser Geheimbünde und neureligiöser Orden und nahm mittelbar Einfluss auf den Wicca-Kult. Auch aufgrund seiner sexuell aufgeladenen Schriften erlangte Crowley in den 1970er Jahren eine große postume Popularität. Wikipedia

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Citát „Tue was du willst soll sein das ganze Gesetz.“

„Acts which are essentially dishonourable must not be done“

—  Aleister Crowley

Appendix VI : A few principal rituals – Liber Reguli.
Magick Book IV : Liber ABA, Part III : Magick in Theory and Practice (1929)
Kontext: Acts which are essentially dishonourable must not be done; they would be justified only by calm contemplation of their correctness in abstract cases.

„No event can be fairly judged without background and perspective.“

—  Aleister Crowley

Quelle: The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (1929), Ch. 23.
Kontext: To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The natural laziness of the mind tempts one to eschew authors who demand a continuous effort of intelligence. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
People tell me that they must read the papers so as to know what is going on. In the first place, they could hardly find a worse guide. Most of what is printed turns out to be false, sooner or later. Even when there is no deliberate deception, the account must, from the nature of the case, be presented without adequate reflection and must seem to possess an importance which time shows to be absurdly exaggerated; or vice versa. No event can be fairly judged without background and perspective.

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„Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.“

—  Aleister Crowley

Introduction.
Quelle: Magick Book IV : Liber ABA, Part III : Magick in Theory and Practice (1929)
Kontext: Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.
(Illustration: It is my Will to inform the World of certain facts within my knowledge. I therefore take "magical weapons", pen, ink, and paper; I write "incantations" — these sentences — in the "magical language" ie, that which is understood by the people I wish to instruct; I call forth "spirits", such as printers, publishers, booksellers and so forth and constrain them to convey my message to those people. The composition and distribution of this book is thus an act of Magick by which I cause Changes to take place in conformity with my Will.)
In one sense Magick may be defined as the name given to Science by the vulgar.

„But exceed! exceed!“

—  Aleister Crowley, buch The Book of the Law

II:70-71.
The Book of the Law (1904)

„Then saith the prophet and slave of the beauteous one: Who am I, and what shall be the sign?“

—  Aleister Crowley, buch The Book of the Law

I:26.
The Book of the Law (1904)
Kontext: Then saith the prophet and slave of the beauteous one: Who am I, and what shall be the sign? So she answered him, bending down, a lambent flame of blue, all-touching, all penetrant, her lovely hands upon the black earth, & her lithe body arched for love, and her soft feet not hurting the little flowers: Thou knowest! And the sign shall be my ecstasy, the consciousness of the continuity of existence, the omnipresence of my body.

„Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler.“

—  Aleister Crowley

Quelle: The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (1929), Ch. 48.
Kontext: Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler. Physical ability and moral determination count for nothing. It is impossible to perform the simplest act when the gods say "No." I have no idea how they bring pressure to bear on such occasions; I only know that it is irresistible. One may be wholeheartedly eager to do something which is as easy as falling off a log; and yet it is impossible.

„I have known a printer object to set up "We gave them hell and Tommy", while passing unquestioned all sorts of things to which exception could quite reasonably be taken by narrow-minden imbeciles.“

—  Aleister Crowley

Quelle: The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (1929), Ch. 7.
Kontext: My mother was naturally a rather sensual type of woman and there is not doubt that sexual repression had driven her as nearly as possible to the borders of insanity.
My cousin Agnes had a house in Dorset Square. My mother took me to tea there one afternoon. A copy of Dr. Pascal was in the room. The word "Zola" caught my mother's eye and she made a verbal assault of hysterical fury upon her hostess. Both women shouted and screamed at each other simultaneously, amid floods of tears. Needless to say, my mother had never read a line of Zola — the name was simply a red rag to a cow.
This inconsistency, by the way, seems universal. I have known a printer object to set up "We gave them hell and Tommy", while passing unquestioned all sorts of things to which exception could quite reasonably be taken by narrow-minden imbeciles. The censor habitually passes what I, who am no puritan, consider nauseating filth, while refusing to license Oedipus Rex, which we are compelled to assimilate at school. The country is flooded with the nasty pornography of women writers, while there is an outcry against epoch-making masterpieces of philosophy like Jurgen. The salacious musical comedy goes its libidinous way rejoicing, while Ibsen and Bernard Shaw are on the black list. The fact is, of course, that the puritan has been turned by sexual repression into a sexual pervert and degenerate, so that he is insane on the subject.

„The people who have really made history are the martyrs.“

—  Aleister Crowley

Quelle: The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (1929), Ch. 4.
Kontext: Adaptation to one's environment makes for a sort of survival; but after all, the supreme victory is only won by those who prove themselves of so much hardier stuff than the rest that no power on earth is able to destroy them. The people who have really made history are the martyrs.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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